There is one name that brings confidence, power, and inspiration to many; Beyoncé. Ever since Beyoncé broke away from Destiny’s Child, she has transformed and inspired many lives. Her nickname isn’t “Queen Bey” just because of how talented of a singer and dancer she is, but because she represents a movement of powerful women that want to do it all.
Beyoncé does do it all; all the way from being the founder and CEO of her record label and production company to creating a global brand that supports gender equality to being a loving mom and wife. Beyoncé has helped create and develop the idea “that a woman doesn’t need a man to be successful,” within the minds of millennials through her music. “I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.” –Beyoncé
Beyoncé sings about an issue, and a movement is formed. This ability to bring awareness and attention to something is one of the reasons Forbes Magazine declared Beyoncé one of the world’s most powerful celebrity. So she is a force to be reckoned with.
How has Beyoncé become Queen Bey? That answer begins with her music. After Beyoncé left Destiny’s Child to become a solo artist she released Dangerously in Love in 2003. This album established her as a solo artist and hit number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and won five Grammy Awards. This set the tone for the rest of Beyoncé’s career. In 2010 Beyoncé made Grammy Award history by walking away with six awards which were the most wins made by a female artist in a single night. In 2013, Beyoncé changed the music industry by releasing her self-titled album in the middle of the night and with no promotions. According to Billboard, under the Billboard 200 category, Beyoncé has had six albums reach No. 1 and seven albums in the Top 10 Hits. So with her enormous following and support, Beyoncé uses her power for good by advocating for feminism and the Black Lives Matter movement.
So what can’t Beyoncé do? As of right now, there isn’t anything she can’t do. “I wanted to sell a million records, and I sold a million records. I wanted to go platinum; I went platinum. I’ve been working nonstop since I was 15. I don’t even know how to chill out.” – Beyoncé
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